Linked by David Adams on Tue 28th Sep 2010 21:58 UTC
Fedora Core The Fedora 14 Beta was released today, but as a Network World article points out, it "will be the first Red Hat supported distribution to let users choose MeeGo as their desktop." This new release will also include the Sugar interface, intended for netbooks, and "will also be the first version to fully incorporate Red Hat's VDI (virtual desktop infrastructure), called SPICE, or Simple Protocol for Independent Computing Environments. SPICE will allow Fedora to host virtual desktops that can be accessed over a network."
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by Radio on Tue 28th Sep 2010 23:10 UTC
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The problem is that making the UI of the OS touch-friendly, whether with Unity or MeeGo, is only a very small part of the job... You have to remake the interface of all applications. We'd have to push everybody to remake their interfaces: LibreOffice, FireFox, the Gimp, Inkscape, Ardour, Blender, MPlayer, insert-a-popular-open-source-app-here, etc. Not impossible, but open-source UI sucked for years [/troll], why would it change? (maybe yes, it will, because Qt and Gnome matured, and well-coded apps have a good separation between the UI and the working bits, but that's also a question of mentality, and ressources).

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